Tidbits from the Zoo

January has been a busy month so far. Goose is very active in her school’s drama club. This winter they are putting on The Importance of Being Earnest . I still don’t understand why the drama teacher chose this old play which is full of Victorian satire for high school. I don’t think those young kids will completely understand the satire and even if they did it is kind of stupid and irrelevant for 2012. But because my daughter is in it I will go and see the play. Goose…

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Christmas and New Years in Photos

Can you believe that January is half over? I have been so busy these past few weeks promoting Bikini Ready by Spring on my health blog, taking care of my kids and myself so this month is flying by. I apologize for not updating this blog more often. A month ago we celebrated Little Bear’s first Birthday. Less than a week later all seven of us piled on an airplane and headed out to Wisconsin for Christmas. We had an exciting adventure. First we flew out to Denver and had…

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Count Your Blessings This Christmas

As I write this I know that there is a mother sitting at her child’s hospital bedside. I know most of you have read the story in Our Ordinary Life blog. If you haven’t I will sum it up for you. A young mother and fellow blogger was out Christmas shopping with her baby boy on Friday. When she was walking down the sidewalk with her young son in his umbrella stroller a semi truck turned the corner and ran over the stroller. The baby was thrown out of the…

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Water

A cup of water sat on the kitchen counter. Curious, Monkey climbed on a chair to investigate. Oops! he accidentally spilled the water on the floor. Mom: Go and get a towel and clean it up, please.Monkey: -blank expression-Mom: (again) Go and get a towel and clean it up, please.Monkey: -still just staring at the spill and Mom-Mom: Okay, I will clean it up. (grabs a towel and mops up the mess)Monkey: No! Me clean! Me!Mom: Okay? There is a little bit more water in the cup. Go ahead and…

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Safety and Creative Minds

Yesterday the kids sat at the dining room table and made objects out of modeling clay. Kitty: Look at my pretty jewelry!Mom: You look beautiful.Parrot: This is the liver. This is the small intestines and look, Mommy these are the kid an ies! On the way to the bus stop this morning Kitty gave me a lesson in safety. Kitty: I need to walk slowly down the driveway just in case it is icy. Then you look left and you look right and you shake your butt before crossing the…

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Boys and Baby Dolls

Meet Baby. Baby is Monkey’s new best friend. Monkey loves to mimic Mom and Dad and has observed us take care of little Bear. Like a good mommy, Monkey feeds Baby (he even tried to breast feed her once), changes her diaper, pushes her in a stroller and tucks her in bed for naps. Baby goes everywhere with Monkey. Even though Monkey loves his baby doll and will occasionally play with his sister’s Barbies he still reminds me every day that he is a boy. He loves his football, pushing…

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New Perspective on Blog Comments

Recently I started a discussion in a few different Blog Frog communities on this topic and I got a bunch of unique responses from seasoned bloggers and new bloggers which has led me to a new conclusion about commenting on blogs. As a veteran blogger I still believe that it is very important to leave comments on other blogs. Although, I have not been very good at doing this for the past year. Visit The Healthy Moms Magazine for the complete article.

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Halloween Photos

Halloween was a lot of fun this year. My kids and I joined the neighbors’ family when we went Trick Or Treating. We had ten kids and six adults in our party. It was a blast! There are a lot of military families living in our neighborhood so Parrot’s costume was a hit. He got numerous compliments on it but I had to keep reminding him to say, “thank you,” after each one. Here are some photos of our adventure last night. Parrot as the United States Flag Kitty as…

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